New PPG, NEXA AUTOCOLOR brand products gain Chrysler approval

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 16, 2010 – For use on its vehicles in North America, Chrysler has approved a new line of PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) and NEXA AUTOCOLOR(R) brand low-volatile organic compound (VOC) automotive refinish clears, primers and sealers. Each product was subjected to Chrysler’s wide-ranging tests and evaluations to make certain it met the company’s high quality standards for warranty repairs. The new products all are designed for use with previously approved ENVIROBASE(R) High Performance basecoats and NEXA AUTOCOLOR brand AQUABASE(R) Plus waterborne basecoats by PPG.

Chrysler’s approval encompasses PPG’s EC700 series of clears, ECP10 series of primers and ECS20/ECS60 series of sealers. The NEXA AUTOCOLOR brand series of P190-6759/6790 clears, P565-314x/212x sealers, and P565-540x primers also received approval. EC700 series and NEXA AUTOCOLOR brand P190-6759/6790 coatings are characterized as “one-visit clears,” eliminating long flash times between coats and reducing cycle time with no compromise in the quality or appearance high-production shops require.

“We are happy to place these PPG products on Chrysler’s approved list,” said Doug Beuke, PPG product manager. “We have worked with Chrysler for years and the development of high-quality, low-VOC coatings that reduce negative environmental impact is something Chrysler appreciates.”

Chrysler also approved PPG’s D8113 matte clearcoat. While other clears use flattening agents to achieve low gloss, D8113 was created in a matte finish to help automotive manufacturers address the growing trend.

For more about these and other PPG products, call 800-647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish website at www.ppgrefinish.com.

About PPG
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Aquabase, Envirobase and NEXA AUTOCOLOR are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
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Contact:
Cindy Piazza
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
piazza@ppg.com
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